By Letter: Non-alphabet | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
  Email this page to a friend


Hardware




The physical, touchable, material parts of a computer or other system.

The term is used to distinguish these fixed parts of a system from the more changable software or data components which it executes, stores, or carries.

Computer hardware typically consists chiefly of electronic devices (CPU, memory, display) with some electromechanical parts (keyboard, printer, disk drives, tape drives, loudspeakers) for input, output, and storage, though completely non-electronic (mechanical, electromechanical, hydraulic, biological) computers have also been conceived of and built.

See also firmware, wetware.



< Previous Terms Terms Containing hardware Next Terms >
hard disk drive
hard drive
hard link
hard linking
hard sector
16450
16550
16550A
16650
16750C
Hardware Abstraction Layer
hardware circular buffer
Hardware Description Language
hardware handshaking
hardwarily


Web Standards & Support:

Link to and support eLook.org Powered by LoadedWeb Web Hosting
Valid XHTML 1.0!Valid CSS!eLook.org FireFox Extensions